The John von Neumann Lecture is awarded annually to one individual for outstanding and distinguished contributions to the field of applied mathematics and for the effective communication of these ideas to the community. It is one of SIAM’s most distinguished prizes as well as an important lecture at the SIAM Annual Meeting.
The prize may be awarded to any member of the scientific community who meets the general guideline of the prize description.
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The John von Neumann Lecture will be given at the 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting in Portland, OR. Want to attend?
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The John von Neumann Lecture includes a $5,000 monetary prize and a certificate. A lecture is required and will be publicized in meeting announcements. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony and giving the lecture.
The John von Neumann Lecture will next be awarded in July 2018 at the SIAM Annual Meeting.
The prize is presented by the SIAM President at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon. The announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News, the SIAM website, and appropriate electronic media.
The fund was started with contributions from IBM Corporation and other organizations. It has been augmented by SIAM.
L. Pamela Cook (Chair)Leslie GreengardNicholas J. HighamIlse IpsenBarbara Wohlmuth
Pam Cook (Chair)Ingrid DaubechiesLeslie F. GreengardNicholas J. HighamIlse Ipsen
Irene Fonseca (Chair)John M. BallPam CookIngrid DaubechiesDaniel B. Szyld
Irene Fonseca (Chair)John M. BallNicholas J. HighamGeorge C. PapanicolaouNick Trefethen
Nick Trefethen (Chair)Irene FonsecaNicholas J. HighamNancy J. KopellGeorge C. Papanicolaou
Nick Trefethen (Chair)Douglas N. ArnoldNicholas J. HighamNancy J. KopellGunther Uhlmann
Douglas N. Arnold (Chair)Martin GroetschelNicholas J. HighamNick TrefethenGunther Uhlmann
Douglas N. Arnold (Chair)Martin GroetschelDavid E. KeyesRobert V. KohnCleve B. Moler
Cleve B. Moler (Chair)Douglas N. ArnoldIrene FonsecaDavid E. KeyesRobert V. Kohn
Cleve B. Moler (Chair)Irene FonsecaMartin GolubitskyDavid E. KeyesCharles S.Peskin
Martin Golubitsky (Chair)David E. KeyesJerrold E. MarsdenCleve B. MolerCharles S. Peskin
Martin Golubitsky (Chair)Tony F. ChanLisa J. FauciJames M. HymanJerrold E. Marsden
Thomas A. Manteuffel (Chair)Joseph E. FlahertyMartin Golubitsky
Thomas A. Manteuffel (Chair)Martin GolubitskyThomas A. Manteuffel
Thomas A. Manteuffel (Chair)Martin GolubitskyJames M. Hymang
Thomas A. Manteuffel (Chair)Linda R. PetzoldGilbert Strang
Gilbert Strang (Chair)Thomas A. ManteuffelrLinda R. Petzold
Gilbert Strang (Chair)John GuckenheimerThomas A. Manteuffel
1999 Charles S. Peskins 1998 Olga Ladyzhenskaya 1997 William (Velvel) Kahan 1996 Carl de Boor 1995 No award was made. 1994 Martin D. Kruskal 1993 No award was made. 1992 R. Tyrrell Rockafellar 1991 No award was made. 1990 Andrew J. Majda 1989 Stephen Smale 1988 Germund G. Dahlquist 1987 Richard M. Karp 1986 Jacques-Louis Lions 1985 John W. Tukey 1984 Jurgen Moser 1983 Joseph B. Keller 1982 David Slepian 1981 Garrett Birkhoff 1980 Keith Stewartson 1979 Kurt O. Friedrichs 1978 Peter Henrici 1977 Kenneth J. Arrow 1976 Rene Thom 1975 Sir James Lighthill 1974 Jule Charney 1973 No award was made. 1972 No award was made. 1971 Paul A. Samuelson 1970 James H. Wilkinson 1969 George F. Carrier 1968 Peter D. Lax 1967 Chia-Chiao Lin 1966 Eugene P. Wigner 1965 Freeman J. Dyson 1964 Solomon Lefschetz 1963 Stanislaw M. Ulam 1962 Jean Leray 1961 Mark Kac 1960 Lars Valerian Ahlfors
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